Samaneh Mirzaei, Deputy Director of IT Operations, MS, AWS CSA, AWS CCP, BIG-IP LTM
Samaneh Mirzaei is Deputy Director of IT Operations leading QIP’s web application support efforts for our customer at the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Her work includes helping web developers set up unique applications in a cloud-based environment, change management for web and database servers, development-through-production deployment for major web application releases, and various activities related to infrastructure updates and configuration audits.
As part of the Cloud Hosting, System Administration, and Website Support and Development (CWS) contract, Samaneh is the Project Manager of Operations and principal point of contact between the IES IT core and QIP’s CWS team. In this role, she manages the cloud data center, engineering staff, applications, and databases on multiple content management systems (IIS, MYSQL 5.6, Drupal), and develops applications on IIS via various frameworks (Microsoft ASP, ASP.NET, .NET Core).
“Problem solving is where my personal interest lies, and at my current position I get that opportunity routinely,” she said. “My position as the Deputy Director of IT Operations allows me to concentrate on many things, from engineering to management. The daily challenges make me all the more passionate about my work.”
Before joining QIP, Samaneh served on a custom application team at ED. She holds an MS in Systems Engineering from George Washington University. She also is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect, a certified AWS Cloud Practitioner, and a certified BIG-IP LTM (Local Traffic Manager). She also holds certification in M6425 (Active Directory Domain Services in a Distributed Environment). Samaneh lives in the D.C. metropolitan area and spends her free time with her family and friends, playing piano, and participating in outdoor activities. Learn more about Samaneh.